Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #355 of "Media Edge" (February 25-27):
"PSR 8th Annual Dinner: Dr. Victor Sidel" (48 minutes) Dr. Victor Sidel was the keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Dinner of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility on October 2, 2011. The title of his presentation was "PSR: Fifty Years of Concern for the Devastating Health Consequences of War". Dr. Sidel inspired the 170 people who attended the event as he spoke about the health effects of war, his work for nuclear disarmament, and the 50-year history of Physicians of Social Responsibility. He encouraged everyone to continue their work for peace and justice.
"Steadfastness" (40.5 minutes) Democracy Now! reporter Ana Nogueira traveled to Lebanon during and after the 2006 war. Her reports document Israeli's massive use of cluster bombs, the immense ecological destruction and the war's toll of civilian casualties.
"The Story of Stuff" (21 minutes) With over 12 million on-line views, "The Story of Stuff" -- an animated documentary about the lifecycle of material goods -- is one of the most widely viewed environmental-themed short films of all time. Since its release in December 2007, The Story of Stuff has been shown in thousands of schools, houses of worship, community events and businesses around the world.
"Yes He Can! -- Hold Wall Street Accountable" (3.5 minutes) California State Attorney General Kamela Harris is standing up against a proposed "sweetheart" deal that would let big banks avoid a full investigation for their role in the housing crisis. On January 19, people rallied in Sacramento to ask President Obama to join her and act immediately to investigate. Media Edge producer Michael Stavros was there, and prepared this report.